Hyde Park/Kenwood, touted as Chicago’s most ethnically diverse neighborhood, has some of the most beautiful, hidden luxury homes you can find! This quiet community, lined with trees and dotted with parks, is the perfect place to live and play in comfort and serenity. Come and view 3 Featured Luxury Listings in Hyde Park/Kenwood.
The neighborhood is home to some of the city’s most popular and enriching cultural institutions like the Museum of Science and Industry, The Smart Museum of Art and the University of Chicago.
Dining and nightlife is vibrant in HydePark/Kenwood, and there are many restaurants and cafés to choose from. Stroll over to 56th street and enjoy Piccolo Mondo, a cozy Italian café and eatery on 1642 E. 56th. Reviewers on Google say it has a relaxing, upscale atmosphere with nice ambiance, terrific food and friendly service.
If you’re looking for something different to try, check out Valois Restaurant on 1518 E. 53rd Street. At this counter-service, cash-only, cafeteria style restaurant, you can get options like a hot Turkey sandwich with mash potatoes and gravy. Rumor has it Obama used to eat in this muraled restaurant. Valois is known for its casual and inviting atmosphere, and that you can get breakfast along side of dinner all day long!
Hyde Park/Kenwood is the ideal destination for the city dweller who desires a peaceful community to live. The featured Hyde Park homes listed below provide a glamorous and elegant lifestyle.
5132 South Woodlawn Avenue (Heller House)
Size: 6,100 square feet
Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, this historic house was first erected in 1897. The home’s design marks the beginning of Wright’s shift to Prairie School architecture, which is defined by horizontal lines, flat or hipped roofs, broad overhanging eaves, and integration with the surrounding landscape. This stunning three-story mansion has magnificent oak woodwork and flooring, high ceilings, stained glass windows, a two-car garage, and a gigantic yard with lots of space to play, plant a garden or host parties!
A couple of other features of this mansion that are sure to impress are the four luxury fireplaces, and a working elevator that services all floors.
All of this can be yours for a cool $2.425 million.
1221 East 56th Street
Size: 5,100 square feet
This historic, meticulously restored Row house is ideal for the discriminating buyer who appreciates classic architecture and old world craftsmanship. It comes with vaulted ceilings, hardwood flooring, a sunroom and an oversized lot with a garden so spectacular it has been featured in magazines!
Built in 1916, this rowhome has a beautiful deck and patio on an oversized lot with a professionally landscaped, fenced-in yard. Other fabulous features include a security system and two wood burning fireplaces. There are a total of two high-end kitchens with features such as an Aga range, a Klondike refrigerator and a butler’s pantry.
This beautiful home can be yours for $2.495 million.
5008 South Greenwood Avenue
Bathrooms: 4 full, 2 partial
Size: 6,986 square feet
Built in 1900 by notable architect Alfred Alschuler, this impressive home rests on a spacious 75′ x 230′ lot with a spectacular garden! This house has been carefully restored and maintained. It has high ceilings with lots of natural light, two sunrooms, three floors and a massive media room.
What makes this home incredible is the fact that it has three detached garages with six parking spaces, so you can entertain! This house also comes with a library, two family rooms, gorgeous wood flooring and an exquisite kitchen with an island.
Make this historic home yours for $2.650 million.
Hyde Park/Kenwood has a lot to offer from its beautiful parks to its lively nightlife. Schedule your tour today and call this charming community home!
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